- It looks like the traditional Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show may get a modern overhaul for 2019.
- CNBC reports that L Brands CEO, Les Wexner, told employees that the brand is going to “re-think the traditional Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” and that the company doesn’t “believe network television is the right fit.”
- There have been several Victoria’s Secret Angels throughout the history of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
- Helena Christensen and Tyra Banks were some of the earliest Angels. In 2019, Barbara Palvin and Leomie Anderson were added to the Angel lineup.
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It looks like the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show may be getting a major overhaul for 2019. According to CNBC, a letter sent to employees by L Brands CEO, Les Wexner, says that the brand is going to “re-think the traditional Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” and that the company doesn’t “believe network television is the right fit.”
It’s unclear what the new iteration of the show will be, but it appears that the typical one-hour broadcast is coming to an end.
The designs on the Victoria’s Secret runway have evolved from classic lingerie styles to more elaborate high-fashion concepts – and the Angels have changed quite a bit, too.
Huge stars like Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks have been a part of the Angel lineup in the past, while last year marked an end of an era as Adriana Lima ended her reign as the longest-running Angel in the show’s history.
Here’s a look at the earliest Angels to the most recent.
Karen Mulder became an Angel in 1996 before leaving in 2000.
Helena Christensen had a rather short two-year run as an Angel starting in 1997.
Stephanie Seymour first hit the Victoria’s Secret runway in 1995, but didn’t become an Angel until two years later.
Tyra Banks has become one of the most famous Victoria’s Secret Angels, walking in the shows from 1996 until 2005.
Daniela Peštová was an Angel from 1997 until her last walk in 2001.
Chandra North joined Victoria’s Secret in 1997, with her Angel status coming the following year.
Inés Rivero joined the Angel ranks in 1998 and participated in her last show in 2001.
Laetitia Casta achieved her Angel status in 1998 and left the show two years later.
Another super famous Angel, Klum got her start in 1999 before taking her last walk in 2009.
She’s now one of the highest-paid models in the world, but in 2000 Gisele Bündchen was just starting out as an Angel.
Adriana Lima got her Angel start in 2000 and walked her last show in 2018.
Alessandra Ambrosio started as an Angel in 2004 and walked her last show in 2017.
Selita Ebanks joined the ranks in 2005 and walked in the shows for five years.
Izabel Goulart was an Angel from 2005 to 2008, but continued to walk in shows until 2016.
Karolína Kurková first walked for Victoria’s Secret in 2000, but didn’t make her official Angel debut until 2005.
Miranda Kerr got her Angel title in 2007 and walked in a total of six shows before leaving in 2013.
Marisa Miller walked in three shows after becoming an Angel in 2007.
Doutzen Kroes first walked the runway for Victoria’s Secret in 2005, but didn’t become an Angel until three years later.
Behati Prinsloo joined the Angels in 2009 and is still with them in 2017. She had to miss this year’s show since she’s expecting her second child with singer Adam Levine.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley had a brief run as an Angel from 2010 to 2011, though she had walked in the shows since 2006.
Chanel Iman first walked for Victoria’s Secret in 2009 and became an Angel the following year.
Erin Heatherton was an Angel from 2010 to 2013.
Lily Aldridge remains an Angel after joining in 2010.
Candice Swanepoel got her Angel wings in 2010 and is still a part of the lineup.
Lindsay Ellingson had Angel status from 2011 until 2014.
Karlie Kloss started her run as an Angel in 2013, then left in 2015.
Kate Grigorieva had a brief run from 2015 to 2016.
Jac Jagaciak got her Angel start in 2015 before shortly leaving the following year.
Taylor Hill first hit the runway as an Angel in 2015 and still holds the title in 2017.
Elsa Hosk is another present-day Angel that got her start back in 2015. She modelled the Fantasy Bra in 2018.
Martha Hunt has walked in five shows for Victoria’s Secret and became an Angel in 2015.
Stella Maxwell got her start with Victoria’s Secret in 2014 before becoming an Angel the following year.
Lais Ribeiro is still an Angel since debuting in 2015 – and this year she was selected to wear the coveted Fantasy Bra.
Sara Sampaio has walked in five shows since joining the Victoria’s Secret family in 2013, though she earned her Angel status in 2015.
Romee Strijd is another current-day Angel who got her title back in 2015.
Jasmine Tookes has become one of the highest-paid models in the world since becoming an Angel in 2015.
Josephine Skriver is one of then newer additions to the Angel family, joining the lineup in 2016.
The model announced her new Angel status via an Instagram post in March 2019. The brand posted a photo of her on its Instagram page that fans applauded for seeming more body-positive than its other posts.
Leomie Anderson announced her addition to the lineup in an Instagram post in April. She wrote in the caption, “this is something I was even scared to dream about because I never thought it would come true.”
According to BuzzFeed, Anderson is the first black British model to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She first walked the show back in November 2015.
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